2020 Call for Nominations for ID leadership group

Starts:  Aug 23, 2019 1:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Oct 4, 2019 4:59 PM (ET)
Associated with  Interfaith Design
2020 Call for Nominations for Interfaith Design leadership group

Information and Expectations

The AIA Knowledge Communities are volunteer member-led special interest groups of the AIA national organization.  They help members to connect with others who share the same passions and commitment—and develop projects that advance the profession and the collective work of the AIA.

As an AIA Knowledge Community, Interfaith Design (ID) encourages and supports excellence in the design of worship spaces and their accoutrements. ID is an association of professionals whose primary interest is religious facilities in a broad array of traditions. We value an interfaith forum for the exchange of ideas relating to religion, art, and architecture. We encourage all members to participate by serving on a project subcommittee or by applying to serve on the national Leadership Group (LG).

The ID LG is typically comprised of five to eight members who serve for up to five years, after which leaders move into an advisory capacity. ID has been developing its subcommittee structure and seeks to continue this in 2020. We are currently seeking statements of qualifications from individuals who are interested in serving on the LG. We currently have two (2) open positions that would begin in January 2020 and end December 2024.

Characteristics of successful candidates:

The composition in any given time frame should represent—or more desirably, enhance—the diversity of the overall KC membership.

All candidates should be able to serve the KC as Chair, demonstrating the experience and leadership skills to establish and execute strategic initiatives on behalf of the KC and its membership.

Specific expectations:

  • Participate in monthly one-hour phone calls.
  • Serve as chair to one subcommittee each year. This includes monthly calls and time spent working on programs.
  • Optional: Attend, if possible, AIA Conference on Architecture in the spring (May 13-16, 2020: Los Angeles). 
    • Interfaith Design usually hosts an awards reception at this event. Travel not reimbursed.
  • Attend annual three-day AIA Knowledge Leadership Assembly, usually in August. Partially reimbursed.
    • What is this? KLA provides an opportunity for knowledge community leaders, the Board Knowledge Committee, and AIA staff to network, share knowledge and best practices, and build coalitions. This is the most critical meeting to attend.

Qualifications statements:

  • Letter of Interest including a vision of what would you like to accomplish during your appointment
  • Resume with:
    • Professional accomplishments including contribution to, and attendance at KC events, subcommittee work, etc.
    • Skills include curriculum vitae outlining design experience, awards, publications, speaking events, knowledge sharing; what are the particular skills that you would bring to the committee that complement the existing leadership.
  • Letter of Commitment from a leader in your firm that demonstrates your firm’s commitment to supporting your involvement.


The American Institute of Architects actively promotes a diverse profession, including race, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation. Interfaith Design strives to be an inclusive Knowledge Community representing diversity of thought, geographic diversity, both traditional and non-traditional practice and as well as providing opportunities for seasoned professionals, associate members and young architects.

Please submit the above information via the online form by 5pm ET on October 4, 2019.

Questions? Contact Emma Tucker at emmatucker@aia.org.